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App Identifies Local Experts

InterestApp was developed by Robin M. Bush, PhD, in collaboration with the Office of Research, to match UC Irvine School of Medicine colleagues who have particular research interests, expertise and funding opportunities. 

This computer application uses a computer script that imports UC Irvine faculty profiles and PubMed abstracts into a personalized text file.

The personalized files are housed in the software program DEVONthink, which can be searched using both specific word searches and fuzzy, generalized searches.

For example, you can upload a call for a grant or a research paper and it will find faculty at UC Irvine doing similar techniques or research. Alternatively, it will also match faculty related to specific words in a ranking order. This application is also especially useful for new faculty members who are getting to know current SOM faculty. 

An informative PDF tutorial is provided by Bush on her faculty profile.  We highly recommend going through her tutorial prior to using InterestApp. 

InterestApp can be found at  

Login: InterestApp  Password: InterestApp (both cap sensitive)

If you have any issues or questions, please contact Maya Hatch, PhD, at